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Libya, EU Come to an Agreement on Migrants

MIN READAug 24, 2016 | 17:43 GMT

Libyan coast guard vessels detain a boat carrying migrants hoping to enter Europe illegally.

(MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

The EU Naval Force Mediterranean, also known as Operation Sophia, has agreed to help Libya combat human trafficking from the Middle East and Africa by sea. On Aug. 23 it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Libyan coast guard in Rome that will establish a program to train the Libyan coast guard and navy. The European Union also hopes to improve Libya's ability to secure its territorial waters and stop the flow of migrants from Libya to Italy....

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